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Monday, August 08, 2016

"Americanism, not globalism, will be our new credo."

Donald Trump laid out his economic plan in Detroit. His plan made so much sense, you can see why Washington conservative courtesans so fear the man. He wants America to work for Americans.

Ten times, hecklers interrupted him.

Dan Heninger of the Wall Street Journal said, "It was an excellent speech." Heninger said Trump is trying to win this election with a message, not an organization. Trump's message is dangerous to The Establishment -- the investor class, the government, and the lobbyists.

From Trump:
Americanism, not globalism, will be our new credo.
Our country will reach amazing new heights.
All we have to do is stop relying on the tired voices of the past.
We can’t fix a rigged system by relying on the people who rigged it in the first place.
We can’t solve our problems by relying on the politicians who created them.
Only by changing to new leadership, and new solutions, will we get new results.
We need to stop believing in politicians, and start believing in America.
Before everything great that has ever happened, the doubters have always said it couldn’t be done.
America is ready to prove the doubters wrong.
They want you to think small. I am asking you to think big.
His call to eliminate estate taxes hits home. When I croak, why should my kids be penalized for my scrimping and saving? As for reducing taxes, that works if we reduce spending to balance the books.

Trump reminded the American people what happened in Philadelphia.

"The other party has reached backwards into the past to choose a nominee from yesterday – who offers only the rhetoric of yesterday, and the policies of yesterday. There will be no change under Hillary Clinton – only four more years of Obama. But we are going to look boldly into the future," Trump said.

Fight the real enemy!

This is a classic election between the American citizens and those in power who se themselves as global citizens.


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  1. 99 per cent of our problems can be laid at Congress' doorstep, either through taking the wrong action or inaction. I'm ready for a real change. A good start would be to cut spending and balance the budget. That would set into motion many other good and desirable actions. We need a shrewd businessman to run America for a change. - Elric

  2. "When I croak, why should my kids be penalized for my scrimping and saving? "

    Unless you are a lot wealthier than I think you are, your kids will have nothing to worry about, not with a "permanent" $5 million exemption from the Federal estate tax. All you have to do is follow the same rules Warren Buffett and the Clintons use to shield their wealth from taxation: either give your assets away to charity or put it in a living (non-revocable) trust for your children (or grand-children). Buffett gives his vast wealth to charity in order to keep it from being taxed, and the Clintons put their expensive house in a trust for daughter Chelsea so it would not be among the property that's included in their taxable estate when they die. And remember that any tangible property your heirs inherit that is exempt under the $5 million exclusion also gets a stepped up tax basis that applies when they in turn dispose of the inherited property.

    1. $5,000,000 exclusion until congress or president clinton decide they need more money, then it could disappear.

    2. IA, never forget the timeless words of George Harrison...

      If you drive you car I'll tax the street
      If you want to sit I'll tax the seat
      If you get too cold I'll tax the heat
      If you take a walk I'll tax your feet

      5 mill is not a forever number. Hell, if Hill wins, they'll probably come after my IRA too. These effers cannot be trusted. Donald just went Dubya one better. Bully for him!

  3. If the hecklers are there, it means they're scared of him.

    But it's gutsy, going into the enemy's back yard.

  4. What is needed is a new Emancipation Proclamation ... from the slavers of the Left.

  5. Yes, Everybody's against Trump. Or, so they say, and say, and yell, and scream. Why do I have the feeling they are screaming against the coming darkness of their hopes.

  6. Maybe - Finally - Trump is on the warpath again!!

    OH! Did I say "Warpath"?? - how politically incorrect of me!

    Felt good, too.

  7. I plan to vote for Trump. But he does not seem to realize that he is up against people with no honor and no principals.

    1. I suspect he does. Maybe not to the depth he should, though.

  8. So sad that Trumpsters latch onto anything that Donny says, searching for real gruel to satisfy their hunger for anything. So Surber said Trump laid out his economic plan, deuxième partie - likely to be changed tomorrow when the economists bury yet another one. And then we see these speech highlights, properly shortened to match Trump's complex thinking.

    "Trump is trying to win an election with a message " like all of these low calorie entrees:

    - "Americanism ... is out new credo?" I know that fourth graders get confused but a credo is a religious belief.

    - "Our country will reach amazing new heights". As in the Schlitterbahn water slide or the so-called 90th floor of Trump Tower in New York City?

    - " ... stop relying on the tired voices of the past. " I guess he never has heard of George Santayana's clear message: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    -" ... stop believing in politicians, and start believing in America." Polls have shown for years that we do not trust politicians, so it is nice to know that he approves of my not believing in him.

    -"Before everything great that has ever happened, the doubters have always said it couldn’t be done." We are starving for specifics, so how about: "Whatever skeptics have said can’t be done, Elon Musk has gone out and made real."

    - "America is ready to prove the doubters wrong." Straw men called "Doubters" are on parade, as in two points in a row.

    - "They want you to think small. I am asking you to think big." Damn those doubters! They need to start paying me $50 per hour for doing all their damn thinking for them.